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LG KG800 / LG Chocolate phone

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2250 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the camera and size are generally positive. The portability and design are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed views on the performance and screen. Many are critical about the GPS navigation and reliability.

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Expert review by : GSMArena team (

LG KG800 Chocolate review: Dressed to impress


A new LG phone has hit the streets. The possible suspect is described as black, slim, sexy and most of all fashionable. Well then, we might just have some information on that suspect, Mr. Officer. The LG Chocolate phone is a gorgeous mobile phone...

Fashionable designHigh-quality finish1.3 megapixel camera with LED flash128 MB shared internal memoryUSB 1.2 mass storage supportTouchpad navigationReally fast menu system response

No memory card slotNo FM radioNo airplane modeSlow and inconvenient camera interfaceNo MP3 playlist and ID3 tag support

Anyways, we really liked this phone, and as a matter of fact, all the people around us liked it even better, so there's a trick or two that this party slider hides in its sleeves. Talking about sleeves, let's roll up ours and get down to work in order...

May, 2006

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

LG Electronics Chocolate (LG 8550)


The VX8550--available from Verizon for $250 with a two-year contract--eschews a button-oriented navigational ring for a navigational wheel. I found the wheel a mixed blessing: It simplified navigation in some menus, but made it more onerous in others....

Nice wheel-based navigation ; Dedicated speakerphone button

Interface can be kludgy

This mild revision to the popular LG Chocolate phone has plenty of multimedia options.

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Sascha Segan (

LG Chocolate VX8550


Verizon's music phone gets better by adding a scroll wheel.

Thinner and prettier than original Chocolate, with better navigation wheel and touch buttons.

USB cable sold separately. Video playback is jerky.

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Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Nicole Lee (

LG Chocolate VX8550 review


One of the most hyped cell phones last year was probably the LG Chocolate (also known as the LG VX8500). Even if it didn't have such a succulent name, the slim and sexy slider took the mobile world by storm, and its unique touch-sensitive controls...

The LG VX8550 Chocolate has a much improved design over the original Chocolate, with a mechanical scroll wheel that has a trace motion light, a touch pad that vibrates, and an overall sleeker look. It has an impressive multimedia feature set that...

Even though we liked the vibrating feedback of the LG VX8550 Chocolate's touchpad, we still missed the feeling of tactile keys. You also have to get the Music Set, which costs more, if you want the microSD card and USB cable along with the phone.

The LG VX8550 Chocolate is definitely a big improvement over the original Chocolate, with a beautiful yet functional design plus a host of impressive features to boot.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Kent German (

LG Chocolate review



The LG Chocolate has a sharp design; satisfying overall performance; and a multimedia-rich feature set that includes Bluetooth, a digital music player, and a megapixel camera with admirable photo quality.

The LG Chocolate's unique touch pad and controls entail a steep learning curve, and the phone suffers from poor streaming video quality and low talk-time battery life. The lack of a speakerphone is disappointing.

Though the LG Chocolate is beautifully designed and offers a respectable mix of features and performance, it doesn't quite live up to the hype.

Feb, 2007

Expert review by : Melissa J. Perenson (

KG800 Chocolate Cell Phone


LG's new phone, the Chocolate, will attract your attention for its high-concept name as much as for its rich looks. While I admired the slick design and amazing sound quality, I was frustrated by the navigational controls.

The difficult-to-use navigational controls temper my enthusiasm for the Chocolate and its far-out design. But its sound quality was stellar, and for that alone I can heartily recommend the phone

Sep, 2006

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Expert review by : SaschaSegan (

Chocolate By LG/LG VX8500


Verizon's best music phone, LG VX8500 (a.k.a., the "Chocolate") looks like nothing else and that's a good thing, mostly.

Beautiful. Stereo Bluetooth. MP3 support.

No speakerphone. Very sharp learning curve with buttons.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by : Joni Blecher (

LG Chocolate Touch


The latest installment in Verizon's line of LG Chocolate music phones is by far our favorite yet. Although a touchscreen only interface isn't particularly new this one works so well you won't miss the tactile numeric keypad found in previous models....

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

LG VX8500 Chocolate Review


The LG VX-8500 Chocolate is designed and marketed to customers that are in their teens to mid-20's and are looking for an all-in-one device without having to spend a lot of money. The Chocolate incorporates a phone, camera, music player, and GPS...

High Quality QVGA 240x320 262K Color TFT Internal Display ; Good Voice and Call Quality (when not in fringe areas) ; Internal Antenna ; New FlashUI Menus

Touch-Sensitive keys are over sensitive and it's easy to press one by mistake ; The Numeric Keypad buttons are very small and slippery ; Lack of Speakerphone ; Shiny Black Plastic casing is a magnet for fingerprints ; Not all Bluetooth Profiles are...

It is our opinion that the LG VX8500 Chocolate is a nice quality phone that is designed and targeted at younger users in their teens to mid 20's that are not looking to spend a lot of money. If you have the cash, the Samsung A990 or LG VX8300 is a much...

Sep, 2006

Expert review by : PhoneArena Team (

LG KG800 European Chocolate Review


The Chocolate achieves its aim of being a fashion phone – it grabs the attention with the stylish combination of black and red, with a modern slider design, well-made and featuring a comfortable keypad. It's a pity that functionality suffers because of...

Good implementation and design ; Shipping Box Content ; Logically structured menu with easy to navigation through shortcuts ; Solid built

Problems with navigation – the direction keys and the OK key are easily pressed in error which leads to mistakes ; The display cannot be read in bright light ; No slot for memory card ; The Music player has very little capabilities and a fake graphic...

Overall the Chocolate achieves its aim of being a fashion phone – it grabs the attention with the stylish combination of black and red, with a modern slider design, well-made and featuring a comfortable keypad. It's a pity that functionality suffers...

Jul, 2006

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